Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle by Robert SandifordSand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle by Robert Sandiford

Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle

byRobert Sandiford

Paperback | December 1, 2003

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Robert Edison Sandiford moved from Canada to his parents' native Barbados in 1996. He went for "wife and work" — his new bride was a Bajan, and he had landed an editor's position at the leading daily newspaper. Yet his journey 'Back Home' also led to a series of insightful and often poignant meditations on relationships, island life, and the decline of his father, diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease twelve years earlier. "Coming out of the Caribbean as these stories did, they could not have been written in any other time or place," says Sandiford in the Preface. Part travelogue, part memoir, Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle is a thoughtful, revealing, and often humorous trip to a most unexpected destination.

Robert Edison Sandiford is the author of Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Stories, Attractive Forces and Stray Moonbeams. His articles have appeared in Caribbean Travel & Life, The Globe and Mail, The Gazette, The Comics Journal, and The Antigonish Review, among other publications. From 1996 to 2001, he was a columnist and an editor at th...
Title:Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian ChronicleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.43 inPublished:December 1, 2003Publisher:DC BOOKSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0919688799

ISBN - 13:9780919688797

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Editorial Reviews

'Sandiford's strength lies in provocative profiles.... ' - Montreal Gazette, 2004 'Migration is one of the great themes of Caribbean writing.... But few narratives describe attempts by descendents of these 20th-century emigrants to return to the Caribbean of their parents. Sand for Snow is a thoughtful, modest, and quietly moving exploration of that reverse voyage. ' - Caribbean Beat, Jul/Aug 2004 'Raised with a dual sensibility, Sandiford is able to see Barbadian society with unfamiliar, unglazed eyes, and report with frank yet discreet honesty its strengths and failings.' - H. Nigel Thomas, Montreal Community Contact, 2004